Brazil may be one of the world's largest economies with a growing middle class and reduced inequality, but consumer goods still tend to be very expensive there. As a result, Brazilians traveling abroad tend to buy all sorts of interesting things that are cheaper in other countries, from iPads to pacifiers.
I'm conducting a survey to find out the strangest things Brazilians buy in the United States, as well as surprising shopping requests by Brazilians for family members or friends traveling to the U.S.
Here are some real examples from friends:
- a boat anchor [request, not granted]
- a bicycle [request, granted]
- a Persian rug [request, not granted]
- baby clothes, bought before getting pregnant or having children [purchase]
- coffee, in K-cups [purchase]
Image: Andre Manoel/Flickr.